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Strikeforce Snatches Up Sobral vs. Mousasi For Aug. 15 Event

(In light of this fight being moved from a ring to a cage, "Babalu" would now like to amend his statement about where Mousasi will be peeing.)

Good news, fight fans.  Attempts at salvaging the wreckage of the cursed S.S. Affliction have already resulted in the resurrection of one main card bout.  The scheduled fight between Renato “Babalu” Sobral and Gegard Mousasi has now officially been picked up by Strikeforce for their August 15 event in San Jose.  Strikeforce sent out a press release announcing the addition this afternoon, and confirming that Sobral’s Strikeforce light heavyweight championship will be on the line.  Naturally, this puppy has been added to the televised portion of the card, so the outlook just got a little brighter for Strikeforce despite some recent holes appearing in the lineup.

So there’s one good fight we’ll still get to see.  Now Strikeforce’s big question is what to do about Nick Diaz, who lost his scheduled opponent when Joe Riggs had to pull out.  At least two good welterweights just had their calendars free up when the Affliction cancelation left Jay Hieron and Paul “Semtex” Daley without a place to beat each other up.  Might one of them swoop in to try their luck against Diaz?  We’re expecting to hear something on that one soon, so don’t wander off…

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manutdfan- July 28, 2009 at 5:54 am
Loved the quote. Babalu takes this, whether in a ring or cage, in seats or on stage.... whoops. Went a little Dr. Seuss there.
RJeezy- July 27, 2009 at 11:43 pm
^^ It's only fitting when your first name is pronounced "Gay Hard"
Cosmin- July 27, 2009 at 11:13 pm

Gegard's 'coming out' in the States 'party' is still on.

Hm that sounds a little gay doesn't it?
ColinL- July 27, 2009 at 8:41 pm
Regarding the much-posted about slowness,

My bet is that it's the damn ads. My Firefox stuffs them, and my cell phone can't display them, but sure enough there's some neat crap if I open up Internet Explorer (for some reason).

I realize nothing in life is free, but I'm not seeing the ads anyway and you're slowing the piss out of the site. So please, Ben and Ben, dump this shit.
KillDozer- July 27, 2009 at 5:54 pm
God damn it, CP, get ur shit together! This website became slow as fuck. Takes minutes to load, not seconds! Wtf have u done to it?? Are u hosting porn or something? Cut that shit out!
ZombieLove- July 27, 2009 at 3:37 pm
Oooh, yay! I'm glad Strikeforce is able to salvage a little bit after some of their fights fell through. Hopefully they'll throw Hieron in there with Diaz - that sounds a *lot* more exciting than Riggs/Diaz.
common sense- July 27, 2009 at 3:32 pm
nick should meet vitor at a catchweight. now THAT would be a matchup i would want to see. other than that, i would be most interested in gomi or heiron. jake finished daley recently and baroni just got beat by the guy that nick was supposed to fight.
KidDinomite- July 27, 2009 at 3:21 pm
If Strikeforce is smart, they'll try to negotiate with M-1 to pick up Fedor. They seem more open to negotiations between other MMA companies and a co-production bout would be beneficial to both companies, especially if they have Fedor fight Grimm in a possible interim Heavyweight title holder bout since Overeem is MIA. It could happen.
RJeezy- July 27, 2009 at 3:02 pm
Semtex vs. Nick would be pretty badass if Nick stood with him. And he's crazy enough to do just that.
Evernette- July 27, 2009 at 2:58 pm
Sweet! They should pick up the Fedor vs Barnette fight.... oh wait.. SHIT!
Jeffro- July 27, 2009 at 2:57 pm
It needs to be Gomi vs. Diaz again. The first was one of the greatest fights of all time.
clutchy hopkins- July 27, 2009 at 2:51 pm
stoooooked. Diaz needs a good opponent too, that boy can scrap.
Phil Baloni- July 27, 2009 at 2:51 pm
diaz vs. hieron would be sick.
or...diaz vs. gomi rematch.
i could care less about daley vs. diaz though..
shitbag- July 27, 2009 at 2:38 pm
That show is going to be excellent.

The question now is who is Nick Diaz going to beat the shit out of? I want to see Hieron-Diaz, that looks like a good scrap.
Geriatric Peon- July 27, 2009 at 2:33 pm
Sweet, now they just need to pick up the Belfort fight
meanfinger- July 27, 2009 at 2:31 pm
fuck yeah. this is awesome.. im actually thinkin about goin to see this live now..